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  • Gone in a "Flash." Adobe References Pulled From iPad Promos


    First you see it. Now you don't.

    Apple has effectively pulled the plug on promotional iPad content from the Apple website, which had previously alluded to Adobe Flash content.

    The Adobe Flash fiasco comes after Steve Jobs "inadvertently navigated to a page with Flash content" during the iPad's big reveal and live demonstration last week. The entire situation, of course, drew ire from some, particularly Adrian Ludwig, Flash Marketing Manager for Adobe, who "expressed his dismay in a frustrated post - called "Apple's iPad -- a broken link?" - on the Flash Platform blog."

    From Apple Insider:

    On Friday, misleading content that implied the inclusion of Adobe Flash in the iPad's Safari Web browser was noted. In an image and a video on Apple's Web site, content from The New York Times Web site that could only be displayed in Flash was shown on the iPad.
    This weekend, however, Apple is setting the record straight - not with an announcement, but with the removal of a now-controversial component of an ad that turned up on Apple's website after the iPad debuted.

    While the changes made to rectify the situation were relatively minimal, they certainly drew a great deal of attention - both to the iPad and Adobe, which continue to teeter on the verge of a love affair just waiting to happen.



    The image on the front page of Apple's site has been changed from the Flash photo slideshow to a story about the 1,300th anniversary of the city of Nara, Japan. Previously, it showed a picture from the story "The 31 Places to Go in 2010," with a Flash-only image of a beach in Montenegro.
    Images via Apple Insider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Gone in a "Flash." Adobe References Pulled From iPad Promos started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      There's no hope for flash on the iPhone
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      For what??? without flash....
      install sparately from cydia.......it's mean soon or later jailbreak for iPad.
    1. tarekkkkk's Avatar
      tarekkkkk -
      seriously i dont need any flash
      if i want to use a tablet i would use it for applications ,games and for reading the only thing that bothers me is the size of that thing and it doesn't support usb storage
      buy something else for flash support
      btw if this thing gets jailbroken i would buy it to get my free apps
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      flash would have been viable
    1. hancoma's Avatar
      hancoma -
      I'm so over the flash/no flash discussion, arguing, etc.
      It's done...flash is not coming.
      Maybe there is something else up Apple's sleeve.

      My wife wants it...loves it...easy for her to use.

      Buy it based upon your needs, don't buy it based on what it does not have. FIN...
      Next topic!
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      ^im not for flash. just that it is viable.
    1. hancoma's Avatar
      hancoma -
      Quote Originally Posted by rhekt View Post
      ^im not for flash. just that it is viable.
      Not a comment towards you rhekt....just simply done that every post comes back to this, I agree it would be nice...but it's done, spilled milk...
      I'm really waiting to see what the j/b team will do with this...I'm moving on...
      I guess I need to visit the Ipad forums for this information.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      yeah no worries, im bored of hearing the cries and moans too. im extremely interested in whats around the corner in development that will take over that though.
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      No surprise here.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      I'm still having difficulty understanding why it's all too impossible to port a Safari plugin to MobileSafari especially since iPhone OS is based on the core of Mac OS X. =/

      Especially since the Sony PSP even got a port of Flash Player unofficially for hackers until they manned up and put it into the Internet Browser by default
    1. gthugballin's Avatar
      gthugballin -
      html5 ftw ^___^
    1. iPhone3G[S]'s Avatar
      iPhone3G[S] -
      haha, they left some in there, scroll down to wireless

      Apple - iPad - Design - A revolutionary Multi-Touch device.
    1. dalep's Avatar
      dalep -
      Just Maybe, Flash 'could' be supported, but it would ONLY be useful for websites such as NYT and the like, games on Facebook would be a real no no.

      I am currently playing FarmVille on Facebook

      Safari is now using 339 Mb ram

      Flash plugin in is using 757 Mb ram

      Flash plugin is also using 129% CPU

      So allowing flash on the iPhone / iPad i ok as long as you don't go to sites like that??

      What are you supposed to do every time you accidentally stumble across a ram / cpu killing flash site, re boot the phone / pad.

      I suppose they could add in a core 2 duo 2.8, 4 or 8gb ram, but then it would cost 1600, weight 5 pounds, last 2 hours between charges...

      Hang on, thats the description of a WIn7 touch pad like the one I have here!!!
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Other than watching, ahem, adult videos on your iPhone I see no use for flash. The only reason I'd want it is to play [adult swim] games but they aren't made for touch controls. So who cares? HTML5 is the future apparently.
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      HTML5 sucks. Watch a Flash-based YouTube video. Then try HTML5. Look at the difference in quality.

      Maybe it'll get better, but regardless, Flash is not only for videos.
    1. yahoowizard's Avatar
      yahoowizard -
      There's like, billions of sites with flash games which people do play. And no, there's not just adult sites, but sites like Metacafe, Hulu, Dailymotion, and all the news sites. There are apps for some of them, but not all of them. Though HTML5 is better, supposedly, I don't see any reason not to put Flash on. Then again, Apple doesn't have a record of giving a damn about the customer's needs (removable battery, Flash, Google Voice, restrictive App store, etc.). I'm gonna probably try for the Nexus One since Google seems much more nicer about the customers.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by KartRacer View Post
      Other than watching, ahem, adult videos on your iPhone I see no use for flash. The only reason I'd want it is to play [adult swim] games but they aren't made for touch controls. So who cares? HTML5 is the future apparently.
      Maybe you'd like to look up a site called Hulu

      ...and get your mind out of the gutter, lol
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Maybe you'd like to look up a site called Hulu

      ...and get your mind out of the gutter, lol
      I agree with you. I didn't mean to sound like it was useless, just that there aren't many things that I would use it for. HULU is one thing I would use it for, but I have no 3G where I live, really crappy coverage, and when I would sit down to watch something on HULU I have my MacBook Pro connected to my 46 inch HDTV. I would just use AirMouse and watch it there. Flash is useul, and could be on the iPhone, but not for the majority of what flash is used for on the internet. Hence, ahem, adult videos.
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by KartRacer View Post
      Other than watching, ahem, adult videos on your iPhone I see no use for flash. The only reason I'd want it is to play [adult swim] games but they aren't made for touch controls. So who cares? HTML5 is the future apparently.
      pr0n is the #1 reason duh. pr0n on the go for free, could you imagine that?
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Look Flash would compete with many applications in the appstore, so having flash = shooting their app store in the foot.
      So that is 1 reason why Apple is not going to have flash.
      2nd is and excuse Apple gave which is the most common causes of crash on Apple computer is flash, do not know if this is true or not but from what I hear it may be true.
      Though I would love to have flash on iPhone/iPad it is just not going to happen.